CANDIDATES FOR TREATMENTCandidates for Ultherapy are generally looking to improve mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline. While results are typically not as dramatic as a surgical facelift, this is a good alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery and are seeking a non-surgical approach to improve skin laxity with no downtime. As with other cosmetic procedures, patients should be in good health with realistic expectations.
Ultherapy is very exciting due to the fact that it completely bypasses the overlying skin and thus creates no injury whatsoever to the skin’s surface. This technology only injures the deeper tissue thereby stimulating collagen growth, which causes a tightening of the area. Visible results can be seen within approximately three months, but some patients report and show visible results in less time. There is no downtime and patients can return to work immediately.
CANDIDATES FOR TREATMENT
Candidates for Ultherapy are generally looking to improve mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline. While results are typically not as dramatic as a surgical facelift, this is a good alternative for those who are not yet ready for surgery and are seeking a non-surgical approach to improve skin laxity with no downtime. As with other cosmetic procedures, patients should be in good health with realistic expectations.
TREATMENT AND RECOVERY
The Ultherapy treatment can take as little as thirty minutes when treating the brow or other partial area of the face. A full face and neck treatment takes approximately sixty to ninety minutes. As patients may experience some mild discomfort during treatment, a local anesthetic is typically used and this can be combined with sedation if necessary.
Some minor redness may be present for an hour or so after treatment; however, there is no downtime and patients are able to immediately return to their normal routine. Other temporary side effects may include mild swelling, tingling or tenderness. Visible results are typically seen over the course of two to three months and some patients report continued improvement for up to six months or even longer as new collagen forms.
Ultherapy has many benefits. As a non-surgical procedure providing significant improvement for skin laxity, it is appealing to many individuals of all ages who are looking to counteract the effects of time and gravity. Furthermore, there is no downtime. Ultherapy can improve mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline. Because of the new collagen generated with the treatment, future signs of aging should be slower. Also, repeat treatments (usually one per year) can be performed in an attempt to preserve a more youthful appearance over an extended period of time.
If you are having concerns about your appearance and feel that your confidence could use a boost, Ultherapy may be right for you. Please contact us today for your complimentary and discreet consultation. A new you is right around the corner.
Q – What is Ultherapy?
A – Ultherapy is an ultrasound-based technology that uses ultrasound energy to heat the deeper tissue of the skin, stimulating new collagen growth to lift and tone mild to moderate skin laxity in the brow, neck, under the chin or along the jawline.
Q – Is Ultherapy performed with anesthesia?
A – Ultherapy is often performed with local anesthesia. This can be combined with sedation if needed.
Q – How much downtime can I expect after Ultherapy treatment?
A – There is no downtime following Ultherapy treatment. In fact, patients can return to their normal routine right away. Some patients experience redness, swelling, tingling or tenderness at the treatment site but these side effects are typically short lived.
Q – Does Ultherapy remove fat or just tighten the skin? Are the results permanent?
A – In reality, Ultherapy neither removes fat nor tightens the skin but, in fact, targets the deeper layer of the face in the area of the SMAS where there is a significant amount of collagen. The ultrasound waves heat the collagen to the point where they denature and this creates a healing response where new collagen is deposited, which in turn then tightens. When we treat an entire face with the Ultherapy device, we will do upwards of 8000 small thermal injury zones where new collagen is going to be deposited and each zone will create a small amount of tightening. When these are all added together, we get brow lifting and cheek lifting and improvement in jowls and laxity under the chin. In my opinion, the results are similar to other devices such as laser resurfacing or even surgical results in that the tissue heals and now we start the aging process from a new reference point so, in effect, the patient that undergoes an Ultherapy treatment will always look better than if they had never undergone a treatment, but they will eventually age out of the improvement that was obtained.
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Is Ultherapy useful for droopy eyelids?
The Ultherapy treatment will be symmetric in that both sides of your forehead and area around your eyes will be treated identically. The lift should be identical, and therefore, the lift should help elevate some of the excess skin off of your upper eyelids. If a patient has asymmetrical brows, we can treat the lower brow more aggressively in an attempt to lift it more than the one that is already higher.
Do you recommend using Botox after Ultherapy to treat the eye area?
Botox can certainly complement Ultherapy and we frequently use them both to maximize the improvement in the area around the eyes. Ultherapy will take about 3 months to give you visible results while Botox injections can improve the area within a few days. Ultherapy tightens the deeper layers under the skin, while the Botox relaxes overactive muscles that are causing wrinkles. Together, they complement one another. You can use Botox at any time after an Ultherapy treatment.
Is Ultherapy painful?
Quintessa was chosen during the phase one clinical release to be one of the first facilities to get the Ultherapy device. We have treated literally hundreds of patients and we even performed a brief clinical study regarding pain during the treatment. We have found that many patients find the treatment to be rather uncomfortable. Numbing cream, a zimmer cooling unit, and for some, narcotic pain relievers with a mild relaxing agent such as Valium, have all been found to be effective at allowing patients to be much more comfortable during an Ultherapy treatment.Read More